Five-Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 3 mins

This is a no-cook recipe, all you need is a mug, a couple of ingredients, and a microwave... Voila!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder (Milo)
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 4 tablespoons oil
  • semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional)


  1. 1. Spray your microwavable mug with a non-stick spray.
  2. 2. Mix these ingredients in your mug: 4 tbs. of flour, 4 tbs. of chocolate powder (I used Milo), 4 tbs. of sugar (or add more if you want to have diabetes), 1 egg, 3 tbs. of milk, 3 tbs. of oil (add semi sweet chocolate chips if you like).
  3. 3. Microwave for 3 minutes on high.
Most Helpful

4 5

This had plenty of delicious chocolate flavor! And it was enough that I split it in half and my husband and I enjoyed our mini chocolate cakes with our morning coffee. What a treat. The reason for giving it only 4 stars is that it was a little too dry for our taste buds. I didn't want to open a can of frosting just to frost two single-serving mug cakes, so I just sprinkled powdered sugar on top. But it needs frosting or whipped cream on top, to add a little moisture. This definitely would satisfy any sweet tooth or to cure chocolate cravings. Thanks for sharing your recipe, ninyai. Made for the Spring 2014 Pick-A-Chef event.